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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Digitization at New York Public Library

New York Public Library Continues Digital Transformation with Workday

As NYPL digitizes its assets, the desire for cloud functionality in its back office was key as the organization had been moving to a cloud technical architecture for over four years.

Brian Sommer | June 9, 2015

There’s an interesting parallel between what the New York Public Library (NYPL) is doing with its back office technology and with its video archive: they’ve both gone digital in powerful ways.
NYPL is digitizing its images, audio recordings and movies into a digital archive. The repository already contains over a petabyte of data in these digital assets. Many of the assets are brittle and may deteriorate badly in the very near future. If they aren’t digitally saved now, they may no longer exist.

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